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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 08-02-2022, 04:55 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Not sure if it's really a score (since it's kicking my butt) but I scored an old Star TSP100 thermal printer (80mm) for $6. Had most of a roll of paper in it too. 10/100 LAN plus the usual RJ11 cash...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-26-2022, 03:55 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

(Per a private chat with Topcat; this is for anybody else reading)

Windows doesn't support mixed UEFI's... which is why they're "x64" with an asterisk. Early "x64" Macbooks had this same issue...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-23-2022, 08:19 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Those are ASUS transformers. I have one of the T200 varieties... very nifty for the era. If they're 10" T100's, not as useful (x32 bootloader, so cannot run x64 windows)... but if 12" T200's (which...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-23-2022, 08:01 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter for $0.20 (roughly). Needed one at work (but due to politics and crap couldn't spend money one onw), lucky find.

Also scored a HP Laserjet Color CP1025nw for...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-20-2022, 10:27 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The missing battery may be your problem... Probably related.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-19-2022, 06:43 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Unexpected score:

$10- Pioneer FH-X70BT 2 Din Head unit. Works great. Nice upgrade to the "technically nicer" 1 Din JVC that was in my wife's van... that one had no working FM, but I think that...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-19-2022, 09:05 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My church has a similar one in the AV booth (Sony DV pro grade video camera)... but the DV head is wiped out (couldn't record to tape). Still usable though via a long firewire cable and an old...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-16-2022, 02:24 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

From yesterday:

- 5x Toner and 2x drums for my Brother HL-2270DW ($5 per, $35 for all). 3rd party... but at the price I don't care. Doubt I'll ever need toner or drums for it ever again; it's my...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-06-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Pictures:

The "new" good jack is on the left, the "old" bad jack is on the right.

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=263240&stc=1&d=1651861280
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Forum: General Capacitor Questions & Issues 05-06-2022, 08:00 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: ESR 0.6Ω capacitance -15% absolute must change?

All of my Ablecom/Supermicro Hot swaps setups (which I'm pretty sure is the same standard as his) are just a 5VSB and (if memeory serves) a single massive 12V main rail. The hot swap "bridge" steps...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-05-2022, 09:49 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Fixed on Arch too after switching over to pipewire and updating things.

Didn't have time to mess with pics... got called in to work this evening. :(
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-04-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Posting from it: Looks to be a software issue... as on a reboot to Windows 10 (it's a dualbooted arch x64 and 10 x64 setup) I am getting sound on both channels just fine (with a fair bit of...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 05-04-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Was able to desolder the jacks and swap the dead board's jack over... and no change. Right channel still dead.

Must be a faulty sound chip... bleeping lenovo :chair: :trashcan: Oh well... sadly,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-02-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5,436
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Ended up using it to retire a less than useful Laserjet 4L (which I was using with a Jetdirect 500x)... Dimensionally it's close enough to the 4L that it happens to fit on the bottom of my garage...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-02-2022, 09:08 AM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Yep. Other than being slow and only having 150 pages, nothing wrong with it. Full toners, heck the tray was half full of paper :wtf:

Worst part is if it's at the outlet, that means a regular...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-01-2022, 05:15 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a cartload of stuff at Goodwill Outlet for $21... Which included a HP Laserjet Pro CP1525nw Color. Works great and had 4 full 3rd part toner cartridges.

As soon as I give one away another...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 04-29-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

I did try contact cleaner... to no avail. I ended up replacing it with a T460s (so I could afford to take this one offline to service the jack).

I do have a dead beat up T440 in my drawer... if...
Forum: Troubleshooting Laptops, Tablets, and Mobile Devices 04-28-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By ratdude747
Lenovo T440s Replacement Headphone Jack source?

Tore town my Lenovo T440s to see if I could find a compatible 3.5mm headphone jack... No dice. Very common failure from what I've seen online.

Pics attached. Didn't find anything on eBay or...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-12-2022, 04:36 PM
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

My last laptop to use unifying was the E6430... my last one with mini-PCIe slots that could be adapted to internal USB dongles. Such an adapter doesn't exist for m.2 AFAIK so my thinkpads have all...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-12-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,436
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Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Scored a Logitech Performance MX mouse for $0.99. Paired it to a spare unifying reciever I had sitting, works great... but the jury's out on the battery (rechargable AA NiMH, easy to replace).
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-12-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By ratdude747
Re: Why does my truck have a microphone in it?

Looks like a really crappy dealer-installed "security" device. Idea being that interfaces with the ignition switch wiring and you have to have the black plug installed for it to start. But, these...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-06-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5,436
Views: 1,182,169
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

With some welding, pentium 4 emachine cases house Supermicro X7DCA's nicely :whistle:

https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=69058
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-03-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By ratdude747
Re: [Stupid Question #2] Why we are still using 12v on the ATX power source?

OT: Took some digging, but I found a better smiley for you in this case:
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-01-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By ratdude747
Re: [Stupid Question #2] Why we are still using 12v on the ATX power source?

24V works great in my world. Pretty much *the* standard for industrial controls wiring (PLCs, automation, etc.).

Per OSHA (and other codes) Low voltage ends at 50V... which is why POE is...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 04-01-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,436
Views: 1,182,169
Posted By ratdude747
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

SSD and RAM are in. So far, so good.

Man the SSD is a speed demon.

Edit- Installed Win10. Here's a novabench.
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